Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen Good Monday

Good Monday

Good Monday! Here’s an image of our first encounter with some freehand grafitti in the morning. Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen means Don’t Piss No Bycicles in Dutch. This is written on a marble slab at the entrance of a Metro station in Amsterdam. We think it’s kinda funny and a good piece of artwork as well.

Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen Good Monday

This text is probably written by the (angry) shopowner 3 seconds away from this grafitti-spot. As you can maybe see on the image; the place is a misbuilt. A dark corner of the street with no purpose whatsoever but to piss and stall your bike. We don’t understand how these kinds of places still exsist in the city of Amsterdam, they need to be torn-down or at least be lit. Fun Fact is that the metro stations in Amsterdam all got revamped earlier this year. The stainless steel stair-railings are replaced with ones in hard wood, for example. That’s a useless decision, for sure if you still have to pass these nasty dark corners around metro stations.

Fuorisalone 2014: Ventura Lambrate

Fuorisalone 2014: Ventura Lambrate. Since 2009 Ventura Lambrate has been curating exhibition areas dedicated to present international designers, design studios, design labels and brands, design institutions and galleries in the post-industrial borough “Lambrate” in Milan. Below Mimi Berlin’s favorites at the Lambrate district during Milan Design Week 2014.

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Huge Street-Art-Faces at Prada

Huge Faces, women’s faces to be exact. They covered the walls at the Prada Runway show for Spring/Summer 2014. These faces also covered some off the dresses and bags (duh). What a lovely idea, we at Mimi Berlin do like our comic books! The murals were made by street artists: El Mac from the United States, Mesa from Spain, Gabriel Spencer from Canada, Stinkfish from Colombia, Jeanne Detallante from France , and Pierre Mornet from France. We also found some images of actual street-art-faces made on buildings by RONE. Comparing the faces made in and outside shows us that there is no real difference in effect.

That was the whole point at Prada. The story behind the fashion show is one of street gangs and powerful women. “Because she works in fashion, it’s easy to forget how political a creature Miuccia Prada has always been. Continue reading

Classics; # 1 Breton stripes

Classics; # 1 Breton stripes

Mimi’s notes on classics in pattern history: “The most interesting part of the classic pattern is that they are set in our memory.” Mimi Berlin altered a design by youasme by adding tags: a new take on the breton stripe. The first “youasmimi classic” was revealed during the collection presentation youasme-measyou S/S 2012

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